The long-awaited MGM/Warner Bros ‘Creed III’ has finally arrived in domestic theaters and has received overwhelmingly positive responses from audiences and critics. Critics have praised the film’s direction and the strong performance delivered by Michael B. Jordan and the rest of the cast, as have the thrilling boxing scenes and the explosive legacy. Meanwhile, audiences have also been praising the film at the ticket window, and undoubtedly, the installment in the franchise has been the most expensive, but its impressive performance at the box office demonstrates the overwhelming support it has received.
Is Creed 3 Hit Or Flop?
According to reports, ‘Creed III’, starring and directed by Michael B. Jordan, was released in the USA on March 3, 2023, across over 4,000 theaters, collecting $22.08 million on its opening day (including $5.45 million from previews) and $58.37 million over its opening weekend at the domestic box office, making it the best and highest opening for the entire ‘Creed’ franchise, including the ‘Rocky’ films. Currently, the film’s performance stands at $156.20 million domestically and $117.60 million overseas, for a total global box office of $273.80 million.
The sports drama threequel ‘Creed III’, which had a budget of $75 million, performed exceptionally well at the box office and has become an instant success just after its opening weekend. It has even surpassed the records set by the previous two films in the opening weekend. In terms of profit, the makers invested significantly in the promotion and advertising of the film, with a break-even point of $180 million. Experts indicating that ‘Creed III’ is box offices succes and it has the potential to make a gross profit of more than $75 million from its theatrical run alone.
‘Creed III’ is poised to kick off a successful year for MGM and Warner Bros, with both studios projected to earn handsomely from the film. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut is expected to earn him a decent amount of money. And it is anticipated that his future as a director will be too promising. The film’s box office success has brought joy to everyone involved.
Regarding the critical response, ‘Creed III’ currently holds a 6.9/10* IMDb rating based on 55k+ Votes, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it received a score of 89% based on reviews from 319 critics.